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The awesomest park in the world is 3 hours away from Seattle (Terra Nova Rural Park, Richmond, BC)


November 21, 2014 by Terumi

Terra Nova Adventure Play ground

Hopefully this got your attention if you like visiting parks with kids because this one is totally worth it.  We’ve …
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We almost have a roof over our heads (cabin building in the woods)


November 19, 2014 by Terumi

building a cabin in the woods

The snow is threatening to fall and we’re oh so close to getting the roof on before we get tons …
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When you need to post-birthday shop on a Monday


November 17, 2014 by Terumi

tutta bella happy birthday

When you get a certain amount of birthdays under your belt, you begin to realize how thankful you are for …
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Why I’ll be visiting Science World a lot more this year (Vancouver, British Columbia)


November 15, 2014 by Terumi

cream puffs at beta 5 chocolate

Yes, science museums are a good thing for kids.  They help with STEM building (a word that’s super trendy in …
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Events that didn’t feel like commercials but made me feel better about products


November 13, 2014 by Terumi


Last month my family drove up to Snoqualmie Pass and we joked that with all our shiny cars parked in …
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When Monday’s shopping starts to spill out into the rest of the week and beyond


November 11, 2014 by Terumi

pike place market picture

It’s impossible to hide from shopping in November even though some days like today the weather is so gorgeous you …
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If you still have Halloween Candy in your house…


November 6, 2014 by Terumi

running in seattle in the fall

Oh Halloween you kill me.  Every year.  And every year the guys get more effective at acquiring candy so the …
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Finding Fall at Gold Creek Pond (A great hike for kids near Snoqualmie Pass)


November 5, 2014 by Terumi

fall leaves

Everywhere in Seattle the leaves are putting on the best show they can and I’m trying to snap as many …
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Toilet shopping that gives back and a way to leave a mark at Pike Place market in Seattle on a Monday


November 3, 2014 by Terumi

market charms to support pike place market expansion

Happy Shopping Monday friends! I hope you all had a wonderful candy-filled weekend.  I almost kept the kids at home …
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Last Minute Pumpkin seeds


October 31, 2014 by Terumi

an easy recipe for baking pumpkin seeds

If you were like us, we left pumpkin carving till the last minute and we might have had to wait …
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The Fremont Troll and where we eat nearby (Fremont, Seattle)


October 29, 2014 by Terumi

Fremont Troll

The other day we were heading out for a simple dinner (we often eat at Tutta Bella with the kids …
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Rare Waffles in Seattle (Mae James Coffee, Southpark)


October 28, 2014 by Terumi

coffee notes at Mae James

I know good waffles and you can’t get them just anywhere.  They’re often perfected over the years from old family …
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Not Scary Shopping for lice-prevention on a spooky Monday


October 27, 2014 by Terumi

pumpkin in zoomazium at woodland park zoo

Ok, so you might think the scariest thing about this week is Halloween, but in our kindergarten class we’ve been …
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Apparently there are a million fixtures out there (A cabin-building update)


October 22, 2014 by Terumi

clouds hanging in the moutnains

I think that I’ve reached the point in the cabin project where I wish it was more like buying a …
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The best thing I acquired while shopping before a Monday


October 20, 2014 by Terumi

getting nasal spray flu vaccine

Oh, I am shopping today, don’t you worry.  I do need some dresses for all the winter festivities coming up …
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When one door closes, another one opens with chocolate on top (on visiting Hotcakes in Seattle)


October 17, 2014 by Terumi

s'more hotcake

I’ve been dreaming about eating at the Fat Hen for a while now.  It is really close to a shop …
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Sorry to be corny but there’s something a-maze-ing at The Farm at Swan’s Trail (near Seattle, Wa)


October 16, 2014 by Terumi

children in the corn

Last year we went to the Farm at Swan’s trail because I saw it in my instagram feed and it …
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The only time I don’t care about seeing Christmas in October: makeup advent calendars. *swoon*


October 14, 2014 by Terumi

benefit advent calendar

So it’s taking me all my willpower not to buy this today, but I haven’t cleaned out my makeup drawer …
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A heart too full to shop on a monday even though the house is empty


October 13, 2014 by Terumi


Well it’s not entirely empty.  Some mornings start well into the night when a little one gets a fever and …
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A cabin-building update as we race to beat the snow


October 9, 2014 by Terumi

keechelus lake

If you’ve been following our cabin-building project it’s been quite a fun project and our whole family has been enjoying …
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